I was tagged for a meme last week by Karen, and while I had my list of personal quirks all worked out, last week was a busy week, blog-wise, so I didn't get around to posing my meme response.
Here are the rules to Karen's meme:
(1) Link to the person that tagged you.
(2) Post the rules on your blog.
(3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
(4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
(5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
I'm pretty quirky, so it wasn't so much coming up with six quirks as it was narrowing the list (and maybe considering what I'm willing to post to the World Wide Interweb). So since I know you're dying to know, here is my list:
1. It's probably readily apparent from the name of my blog, but I am a near-obsessive list-maker. It's not that I love the sense of accomplishment from crossing things off so much as that I really hate forgetting things. For instance, I very rarely pack to go anywhere without a packing list -- except yesterday, when I came to Dallas to spend a week with my sister and my new baby niece, Princess Katherine (pics forthcoming, I promise). I failed to make a packing list, and I forgot to pack the medicine that I take daily to prevent migraines. That's bad not only from a migraine standpoint, but you're also not supposed to suddenly stop taking it... plus my insurance company likely won't pay for the 7-pill refill my doctor called in to the pharmacy today. At $6-7 per, that adds up fast!
2. I am, at least selectively, a gadget geek and technophile. I have had a PDA since there were Palm Pilots, and I use my Palm for scheduling, contacts, and of course, games. I don't have to have the latest and greatest phone (that would be my sis with her iPhone). I do love the newest computer, and I was greatly spoiled in my last job by having fantastic access to the best stuff. I do love reading about the newest gadgets, but I don't always feel the need to drop hundreds of dollars on them right away. My latest craving is for Amazon's Kindle reading device, although I'm not anxious to drop $400 on such a thing at this point.
3. I rarely if ever watch TV. I know, in today's culture, this one is really shocking. If you've read my entire blog (hahaha), you know that I play World of Warcraft, which is an MMORPG -- a massively multiplayer online role playing game, or as my husband likes to say, many men online role playing girls. I am the guild master, which means I'm the online mom for our ragtag little band of silly people. I spend as much time playing WoW as most people spend watching TV, but I'm interacting with people the whole time, either typing at them in-game or talking to them on our VOIP (voice over IP) server -- up to 50 people can be online at once; it's like a giant party phone line from the '50s. I've met lots of great folks in real life from the game, and this last week, many of my guildmates let me know they were praying for my sister. Even the ones that aren't overtly Christian.
4. I'm not really a shopper. I like to hear about BooMama's and BigMama's fashion finds and shopping marathons, but keep up with them? Not a chance. Part of the reason for that is that I'd like to lose another size or so before I'm going to be happy looking at myself in a mirror wearing anything remotely cute, I'm sure. I have lost about a size and a half since I was laid off, which is great, but it's not like I'm exercising or anything. I chalk the lack of fashion sense up to the engineering brain. Unhappy truth, but there it is. I sometimes wish I were different, but I'm not. I do love a cute pair of shoes as much as the next girl though, and BigMama's post today is shoe-related. I'm laughing at it because I had already noticed that trend...
5. Although I am, as noted above, a complete geek, I also have a creative side that I have carefully cultivated. I crochet, bead, write, and make beads on my torch. I consider my creative side to be a gift from God, so my expression of the creativity He gave me is worship to me. I love doing it, and I hope it honors the original Creator.
Before anyone points it out... yes, I realize that my geekiness does not extend to fancifying my blog beyond a template. My good friend Brian is going to help me with that, using his God-given creative talents. Yay Brian!
6. I am a music snob. I somehow think, however unreasonably (and yes, I realize I'm being unreasonable), that my musical tastes are superior to others'. It's probably a good idea to stop there before naming any specifics that would really annoy any of my three readers. =)
For my six people to tag for this meme, I choose my sister (whose blog is private, so no sense linking it), the aforementioned graphic design genius Brian, as well as Jeff, Chuck, and Steve (all semi-sane mostly online friends who happen to have blogs). It'll be interesting to see if any of those five come up with quirks I don't know about (I know we're all music snobs). Hee hee. And for my sixth, I choose Tammy from my small group. She needs a good excuse for a post.
Now on to the next meme!
This one is just random silliness, picked up from the aforementioned Jeff, Chuck and Steve. Here are the directions:
Go to Wikipedia’s random page generator. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
Go to Random Quotations. The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
Go to Flickr’s Interesting Photos from the last seven days. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
So my band is Gennadi Bliznyuk, whose first album is "Is Playing the Game." Here is the album cover: